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Ailuroidea
ailurophile
ailurophobe
ailurophobia
Ailuropoda
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Ailuropodidae
Ailurus
Ailurus fulgens
Aim
aim at
Aimed
Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimer
Aimless
aimlessly
aimlessness
aimpoint
ain
ain't
Aino
Ainsworth
Aintab
Ainu
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aioli

Aiming definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'IMING, ppr. Pointing a weapon at an object; directing any thing to an object; intending; purposing.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aim Aim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See Estimate.] 1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target. 2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well. Aim'st thou at princes? --Pope. 3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.



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